This is a 1.5 to 2 hour bike tour of three architecturally and historically significant residential neighborhoods in South Palm Springs. Bus tours have difficulty accessing these areas, because streets are somewhat narrow and it's hard for them to turn corners -- which makes it perfect for biking! Quiet streets, no hills, constant sunshine, and very little traffic make for a great ride for novices or expert cyclists alike. We start by renting bikes from Big Wheel Tours on S. Palm Canyon Drive. Leaving from their parking lot, we will explore the neighborhoods of Deepwell Estates, Twin Palms, and Indian Canyons. During the tour, we'll see great examples of homes designed by William Krisel, Donald Wexler, Joseph Eichler, and developments created by the Alexander Construction Company. We'll also see the homes of some Hollywood celebrities! I like to stop at specific properties to discuss their architectural and historical details, but guests are encouraged to stop anywhere along the way to take photos. (As a result, tour duration can vary, but it's usually under 2 hours.)
I am a trained Modernism Week Architecture Tour Guide in Palm Springs, and I also do volunteer tours for PS ModCom. I've been coming to the desert for many years, and I've immersed myself in the history and culture of this town and its unique midcentury architecture. I bought a 1963 William Krisel-designed home a few years ago and gave it a new life as a bright, modernest remodeled space that was featured in HGTV Magazine. I just love this town, and I want to share it! The best way to see the details of the neighborhoods and homes is on a leisurely bike ride.
We'll do a deep dive into these three neighborhoods in South Palm Springs: Deepwell Estates Twin Palms Indian Canyons Each feature unique single family homes built between the years of ~1955 to 1970, with some notable modernist architects and celebrity homes pointed out during occasional photo and informational stops.
18歳以上の方8名まで参加できます。 Guests should have prior on-street cycling experience.
Please note that bikes are NOT PROVIDED for this tour. You're welcome to bring your own bikes, or I can assist you with bike rental at Big Wheel Tours, where my clients receive a 10% discount. Just let me know how I can help! This 90+ minute tour is not strenuous. No hills, very little traffic!
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